Latest webinars available

Information on our latest webinars.

Resource Allocation - Keeping it Simple

11am on Wednesday 6th February 2013

A simple and straight forward approach to the allocation of indicative personal budgets is an essential part of a child and family centred approach to self-directed support.  John Waters has led work on resource allocation for nearly ten years, and Paul Connolly has taken forward an approach for children and young people with In Control and more recently with Newcastle Children's Services.  Together John and Paul will share their experience and well learned lessons and offer some examples of how they have seen resource allocation work in a simple and straight forward way.

Looking ahead...Personal Budgets and moving into the adult world

10am on Friday 22nd February 2013

This session will be presented by Nic Crosby our Children's Programme lead together with Nicola Gitsham, Transition to Adulthood Lead with NDTi and will explore Personal Budgets and moving into the adult world.

Building a new relationship with children, young people and families

10am on Monday 25th March 2013

This session presented by Nic Crosby our Children's Programme lead will explore the elements of a new relationship between statutory agencies, services and children and families.

The Green Paper 'Support and Aspiration, a new approach for special educational needs and disabilities' and the recent 'Progress and Next Steps' document from the Department for Education has set out an ambitious programme of service transformation for children with special education needs, their families and disabled children's services for the next few years. This programme of change consists of many different elements including workforce change, the role of the private and voluntary sector, new approaches to assessment and planning and the introduction of personal budgets across social care, health and education.

At the heart of this transformation is the development of a new relationship between statutory agencies, services and children and families. And critical to its delivery is the development of a joined-up approach between agencies.

How to take part

Webinars are an online live broadcast consisting of a presentation and audio. It is easy to take part in one of our webinars, all you need is a computer with internet connection and speakers (so you can hear the audio) and a mic (so you can participate in the question and answer sessions if you so wish). If you do not have speakers or a mic, then you can access the audio via a telephone.

Further information on how to access our webinars can be found on this webpage.

How to register

These free webinars are available to members of our Stay Connected or Adult Social Care Programme. However access is available as part of a free, no obligation trial of Stay Connected. Individuals receiving care and support and family members are able to access all our webinars for free.

Places on our webinars are limited and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. To register for your place, please email

Stay Connected

Stay Connected is a low-cost way for organisations to keep in touch with the latest developments in personalisation. The network is for:

  • Local authorities (adult social care)
  • NHS organisations
  • Service providers (private and voluntary sector)
  • Charities
  • Community organisations
  • Social enterprises
  • User-led organisations

Please see our webpages for further information.

If you would like to know more about our webinars, or Stay Connected, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at

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Last Updated : 29 May 2013. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.